A soon-to-be released House Intelligence Committee report on the Benghazi attacks reportedly lets the Obama administration off the hook, concluding that there was “no deliberate wrongdoing” on the part of the administration relative to the attacks. A consequence of this is that Benghazi Select Committee chairman Trey Gowdy is being stabbed in the back by his Republican colleague, who chairs the Intelligence Committee.
The conclusion by the Intelligence Committee is music to the ears of stealth Muslim Brotherhood agents who have infiltrated the U.S. Government. It also ignores the relationship between the maker of the Innocence of Muslims video and Eric Holder’s Justice Department at the time the video was produced or his affiliation with at least one Muslim fundamentalist as a partner in crime, something Shoebat.com long ago confirmed.
All of this says nothing about evidence published by Shoebat.com that the filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is himself a Muslim. Coupled with his role as a federal informant, such a reality would at least constitute the possibility of “deliberate wrongdoing” on the part of someone in the administration.
Though it can’t be completely confirmed until the entire report is released, another dubious omission appears to be an avoidance of an already confirmed Egyptian connection to the attacks.
Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) is a figure who should be at the top of the list of individuals House Select Committee on Benghazi’s Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy should depose, as Shoebat.com has reported. As for the issue of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration, Rogers has a history of running interference for it. In 2012, he dismissed legitimate questions by Rep. Michele Bachmann and insisted close Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin is an “American patriot”.
Based on what is being revealed about the forthcoming Intelligence Committee report, that reality is even clearer.
Some details about the report have been released by Committee member Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), the committee’s second highest Democrat, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Among them [our comments in bold]:
– Intelligence agencies were “warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened.” [Really?! February 17 Martyrs Brigade contracted to provide security; security resources withheld; Ansar al-Sharia living next door; etc.]
– “A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack.” [No mention of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood-backed Jamal Network, confirmed to have been involved. Again, focus is taken off of the Egyptian involvement. Accountability Review Board (ARB) chairman Thomas Pickering inadvertently revealed an Egyptian connection in congressional testimony but it’s either ignored or glossed over by Rogers’ committee].
– “There was no ‘stand-down order’ given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind.” [No illegal arms transfers?! Speaker John Boehner all but admitted to weapons trafficking through Turkey to Syria during a radio interview]
– The administration’s process for developing “talking points” was “flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis.” [As Shoebat.com has reported, one of the individuals on the distribution list of the ‘Smoking Gun’ email sent by White House Deputy Ben Rhodes on September 14, 2012 instructing Rice to blame the video was Muslim Brotherhood agent Mehdi Alhassani. At a minimum, this compromises the administration’s position and by deferring to intelligence assessments, Rogers and his committee are covering up].
Comments by the Intelligence Committee’s ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and member Adam Schiff (D-CA) echo Thompson’s claims. The one guy who doesn’t seem to be talking much is Rogers, the Committee chairman.
Predictably, the liberal and mainstream media has seized upon the Committee report. Of a decision by House Speaker John Boehner to allow the Select Committee to continue, one liberal website writes:
Doing so would now be nothing short of an explicit vote of no confidence in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican. What will Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, discover that two years of investigations by his GOP colleagues could not? If the House leadership views the Intelligence Committee as that incompetent, shouldn’t its chairman be replaced?
That is precisely the point and why Gowdy should depose Rogers and ask hard questions as Shoebat.com has called for. Doing so would also go a long way in rebuking claims that the Select Committee is waging a partisan witch hunt; Rogers is a Republican.
The problems with Rogers when it comes to Benghazi have been extensively documented at Shoebat.com, to include conflicts of interest involving the Intelligence Committee’s former chief investigator, former Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell, and several Hillary Clinton allies. Shoebat.com has also reported on another conflict involving Rogers’ wife Kristi Rogers and her position with a British-based defense services outfit named Aegis Defense Services that began doing business in Libya in early 2011. Mrs. Rogers quietly resigned from her position as vice chairman of Aegis’ board of directors three months after the Benghazi attacks.
Last year, Chairman Rogers conceded to Megyn Kelly that Ambassador Chris Stevens visited with his Committee in the days before his murder. The American people deserve to know what that meeting was about. The Committee report signed off by Rogers necessarily seeks to suppress that as well.
‘Dirtied Up’ Republicans
The Intelligence Committee’s report is a slap in the face to Gowdy’s Select Committee. Ultimately, as chairman, Rogers is responsible for signing off on it. In short, the slap in the face of Gowdy was administered by his fellow Republican, Rogers.
There is only one logical explanation for this. Whatever Rogers knows implicates himself.
Consider the list of red flags about Rogers compiled by Shoebat.com earlier this year.
For example, despite Boehner acknowledging a weapons trafficking operation being run out of Benghazi, to Turkey, and then on to Syria in response to a question of Senator Rand Paul’s question posed to Hillary Clinton during a Senate hearing, Rogers downplayed any such connection. This speaks to his credibility.
Moreover, a damning claim from earlier this year insists that a classified annex to a Senate Select Committee Intelligence (SSCI) report published in January of this year was provided to eight members of Congress, to include Rogers. That annex outlined the details of that trafficking operation, which began in early 2012. If this was the first time Rogers learned of such an operation, he would have been outraged. In his own words, he has said in the past that any covert operation requires his sign-off.
Using that logic, he either knew about the operation when it started or a law was broken and he’s overlooking it. The same can be said about Speaker Boehner, based on both his acknowledgment of the operation after Hillary’s testimony and his alleged receipt of the classified annex this past January.
Indications are that Republicans with a stake in the Select Committee not getting to the truth are a bit dirtied up.
For a comprehensive look at these red flags, click here.
Liberal Media’s reaction to Intelligence Committee Report
It’s clear that the mainstream media is more interested in siding with Rogers than in an impartial Select Committee holding him accountable by deposing him. This further makes it clear that the concerns are not about a biased committee engaged in a witch hunt; it’s about preventing truths from coming out that are harmful to the administration in addition to some Republicans.
In response to the news about the Intelligence Committee’s report intended to undercut Gowdy’s efforts…
An MSNBC headline blares: Yet another setback for Benghazi conspiracy theorists
Even the George Soros-associated Media Matters is siding with Rogers. It’s headline reads: How the Newest House Benghazi Report should change Media’s approach to Gowdy’s Select Committee
Washington Post: New report won’t ‘stand down’ Benghazi conspiracy theories
Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Jay Bookman: Final nails being pounded in Benghazi ‘scandal’
The person being ‘undercut’ is Trey Gowdy; the man responsible is Mike Rogers.
This is not the first time that Rogers has sought refuge from conservatives by aligning with liberal and moderate voices. When it was learned he would be resigning from Congress at the end of this term to become a talk radio host, he criticized conservative talk show hosts and advocated for more moderate voices. Far left-wing socialist Democrat Rep. Luis Gutierrez cheered Rogers for showing such moderation.
If Gowdy was equivocating over whether to grill Rogers before, the knife in his back should make the decision easier. If he’s going to trudge ahead, an adequate response would be for Gowdy to relieve Executive Director Philip Kiko from the Committee. Kiko’s presence there has compromised it, as Shoebat.com has explained.
One thing is certain; Gowdy’s meddle is being tested.